* Buhari may extend 10-day trip — Report * PDP BoT hands over to Makarfi-led committee

* Buhari may extend 10-day trip — Report * PDP BoT hands over to Makarfi-led committee



Buhari may extend 10-day trip — Report

An online medium, Sahara Reporters, on Monday evening reported that President Muhammadu Buhari might extend his  10-day trip to London, where he had gone to treat an ear infection. According to the report, Buhari needs to undergo treatment for “a terrible cough that has persisted longer than the ear infection.” Read more

PDP BoT hands over to Makarfi-led committee

The former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus on Tuesday, formally handed the reigns of authority to the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee. At the event, Secondus said the party is strong and is working towards ensuring a successful National Convention which would produce leaders who in turn would lead the party to victory in 2019. Read more

 Militant attacks have cut Nigerian oil output by half a million bpd

Nigeria’s oil production has fallen by at least half a million barrels per day (bpd), Reuters calculations show, because of militant attacks in the Niger Delta region, most claimed by a new group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers. The group has made multiple attacks on infrastructure belonging to oil majors Shell, ENI and Chevron, vowing to reduce output to zero in what is typically Africa’s largest oil exporter.   Read more

Murder: Court Arraigns Ortom’s Special Adviser, Remands Him In Prison

The magistrate Court in Makurdi presided over by Justice Theresa Wergba yesterday arraigned the special adviser on special duties to Governor Samuel Ortom, Joseph Ikyaagba, over alleged gruesome murder of the senior special assistant to the governor on special security, Denen Igbana. Igbana, a retired police inspector was shot and killed by some notorious gunmen in his residence in Makurdi and the police had quickly arrested the special adviser and seven others over the killing of the governor’s aide. The police had earlier refused to reveal the names of the suspects and the situation caused ripples in the state. Read more

Ramadan: Ambode, Obasa seek tolerance among Nigerians

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and the state House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, have called on Muslims in the country to see Ramadan as a period to be steadfast and prayerful, as well as a time to promote tolerance and peaceful co-existence. The governor and the Speaker made the calls in their respective Ramadan messages to the people of the state and Nigerians in general. Read more

Wada lacks legal right to question Bello’s nomination – Tribunal

The Kogi State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ruled that the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the November 21 and December , 2015 governorship election ‎in the state, Idris Wada, lacked locus standi to question the nomination of his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Yahaya Bello. The Justice Hamima Mohammed-led tribunal made this pronouncement while upholding the preliminary of objection filed by Bello, the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission to challenging Wada’s petition. Read more


Man dies during sex with concubine

A 52-year-old man, Mr. Benjamin (surname withheld) of Ayegbami area of Sagamu, Ogun State, died while having marathon sex with his concubine in her house last weekend.
The light complexioned man, was said to have left his pregnant wife at home, on the excuse that he was going for a vigil in the church.
Instead of going to the church for the said vigil, he allegedly went to spend the night with the secret lover where he met his sudden death. Read more

UNILORIN removes HoD for allegedly wooing student

A lecturer at the Department of English, University of  Ilorin, Dr Mohammed Idiagbon, has been removed as the head of the department for allegedly wooing one of the students of the institution. Sources at the university told our correspondent on Monday that Idiagbon was removed as the HoD after it became public knowledge that he allegedly intimidated and wooed the unnamed student. Read more

Alleged masterminds of Sam Amuka-Pemu’s robbery attack arrested

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the alleged masterminds of a robbery attack on the Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Sam Amuka-Pemu, in the Anthony Village area of the state. Our correspondent gathered that two security men, identified only as Jude and Francis, at the Amuka-Pemu’s one-storeyed building were among those arrested. Read more

Criticising Buhari on recovered loot is insanity, says Keyamo

Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has slammed those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari for publishing the list of recovered loot from corrupt politicians. He described the criticisms that trailed the published list of recovered loot as the height of insanity. Read more

I didn’t kill my friend, he stabbed himself – Suspect

A murder suspect, Ademola Wasiu, has denied that he stabbed his friend, Lekan Omotosho, to death on Lagos Island, Lagos State. The 21-year-old bricklayer said the victim was the one who picked a bottle to stab him, adding that during the scuffle, the deceased fell on the splinters and died from the injuries. Read more

Lagos housemaid leads burglars, steals boss’ N3m property

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old housemaid, Anna Payaro, for allegedly leading a gang to burgle her boss’ apartment at Goshen Estate, Lekki, in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state. The suspect and her fleeing accomplices were said to have carted away a cash sum of N300,000; $1,000 (about N199,000); £500 (about N145,000) and some other valuables worth N2.5m.       Read more

UNILAG students drown in beach during friend’s birthday

Tragedy struck on Sunday as two postgraduate students of the University of Lagos drowned in the Elegushi Beach during the celebration of their friend’s birthday. It was learnt that the deceased – Adesola Ogunmefun and Funmi Odusina – graduated from the Covenant University and were on the verge of bagging Master’s Degrees in International Law and Diplomacy from UNILAG. Read more

APC chief seeks removal of immunity clause

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Abayomi Adesanya, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to review and amend Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution which provides immunity for the President, Vice-President, Governor and Deputy Governor from facing prosecution while in office. Speaking in an interview with our correspondent on Saturday, Adesanya said the clause had done more harm than good to Nigeria. Read more

NDU students lament as workers strike enters seventh week

For the students of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, the ongoing industrial action has dealt a devastating blow to their academic pursuit. The ongoing scenario in the university exemplifies the saying, “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers.” The President, Faculty of Engineering Students, Baro Tamarakro, aptly captured the development. He said the consequences of the strike, which began six weeks ago, were better imagined than felt. Read more

Kaduna APC to sanction disloyal members

The All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State  has said that it will not hesitate to sanction disloyal members that seek the downfall of the party in the state. In an apparent reference to the splinter group, APC-AKIDA, led by the senator representing Kaduna-Central senatorial district,  Shehu Sani, and other prominent politicians in the state,  the party warned disloyal members  to desist from anti-party activities or be shown the way out. Read more

Oil prices stay close to 2016 highs on ebbing supply, softer dollar

Oil prices held close to their highest in seven months on Tuesday, buoyed by the U.S. dollar skimming its lowest in nearly a month and by falling Nigerian oil output after a spate of attacks on infrastructure. Brent crude futures were up 17 cents on the day at $50.72 a barrel by 0840 GMT. They hit a 2016 peak of $50.83 on Monday, their highest level since November. Read more

Ghana to issue $2 bln bond to help clear power firms debt

Ghana plans to issue a 10-year syndicated $2 billion bond before year end to clear legacy debt among its power utilities, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

The lion’s share of the proceeds of the bond was meant for power generation company, Volta River Authority, with the rest spread between GRIDCo and the Electricity Company of Ghana, said the chief director in the petroleum ministry, Thomas Akabzaa. Read more



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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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